Academic Supercomputing in Europe
Population: 8.2 million
GDP/capita: € 26,100
The Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture is
responsible for the national academic networking and provided for this purpose a budget of
€ 4.5 million for 2004. This ministry funds also the national grid initiative.
Supercomputing facilities for the academia
- Technical University of Graz: Beowulf cluster (112 Xeon/2600),
Beowulf cluster (50 Xeon/2600), HP AlphaCluster/60, Beowulf cluster (50 PIII/866 MHz)
- Technical University of Vienna: Fujitsu Cluster (100 Opteron/2400), HP AlphaServer/44, IBM SP Power3/48, SGI Origin 2000/64
- University of Graz: Sun Cluster (290 Opteron/2200), Beowulf cluster (38 Itanium2/900), HP cluster (32 ES45/1250), Beowulf cluster (86 Xeon/2600)
- University of Innsbruck: SGI 3800/48, Beowulf cluster (70 Opteron/2200), Beowulf cluster (45 Xeon/2200)
- University of Linz: SGI Altix 3700/128, SGI Origin 3800/128, Beowulf cluster (18 Athlon/1667), Beowulf cluster (16 Athlon/1667)
- University of Vienna: Beowulf cluster (192 P4/2530), Beowulf cluster (160 Athlon/1700), Beowulf cluster (16 P4/3060 + 64 PIII/700)
- VIF (Graz), Beowulf cluster (50 Opteron/2200), Fu-jitsu cluster (36 Athlon/1800)
The AUSTRIAN GRID initiative aims to create a national grid infrastructure on top of the existing national
computing and communication hardware in Austria. The project was accepted by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science
and Culture in January 2004 and received € 3 million funding for the period 2005-6.
National academic network
ACOnet - the Austrian Academic Computer Network - interconnects the cities with universities
(Vienna, Graz, Leoben, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz and Dornbirn) and Eisenstadt. The technology used
is DWDM with Gigabit Ethernet. ACOnet has a 622 Mbps connection with GÉANT.
ACOnet plays an important rôle in the international connectivity of Central and Eastern European
countries by providing links to several of these countries.
Acquisition and upgrade plans
- University of Vienna: (partial) replacement of the P4/2530’s by dual Opteron/2000 processors end 2004.
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